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Prof. Allain joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering in Fall of 2013. Prof. Allain is the author of over 180 peer-reviewed and proceedings papers in both experimental and computational modeling work in the area of plasma and ion-surface interactions. Prof. Allain leads the Radiation Surface Science and Engineering Lab (RSSEL) at the University of Illinois. His research includes developing in-situ and in-operando surface structure and composition characterization of complex surfaces under low-energy irradiation designing function at the nanoscale and mesoscale. Prof. Allain has been recipient of numerous awards including the DOE Early Career Award in 2010, the Purdue Research Excellence Award in 2011, the Fulbright Scholar Award in 2015, Illinois Faculty Entrepreneurial Fellow in 2016, College of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Research in 2017 and the 2018 American Nuclear Society Fusion Energy Division Technical Accomplishment Award.

Education/Academic qualification

Nuclear Engineering, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nuclear Engineering, M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • Q Science (General)
  • Plasma Surface Interactions
  • Fusion
  • In-Situ diagnostics
  • Surface Science
  • Nanomanufacturing
  • Advanced Interfaces
  • Advanced Materials
  • Irradiation
  • Biosensors
  • Diagnostics
  • Nanosynthesis
  • Plasma Engineering
  • Nanoscale
  • Mesoscale
  • Surface Modification
  • Nanopatterning
  • Semiconductors
  • Adaptive Materials
  • Extreme Environments
  • Silicon
  • Lithiated Graphite
  • Lithium
  • R Medicine
  • Stents
  • Nanocellulose
  • Nanostructured Biointerfaces
  • Biological Applications
  • Nanotechnology
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Invitro
  • Metallic Stents
  • Therapeutics
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Porous
  • Metal Sponges
  • Biomaterials
  • Implants
  • Advanced Biointerfaces
  • magnetic hydrogels

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Research Output 2000 2019

Anodized/etched and dis treated ti surfaces to promote bone formation

Mesa, A., Montes, R., Patiño, E., Alzate, J. F., Civantos, A., Balcázar, N., Pavón, J. J. & Allain, J. P., Jan 1 2019, Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting and Exposition 2019: The Pinnacle of Biomaterials Innovation and Excellence - Transactions of the 42nd Annual Meeting. Society for Biomaterials, 1 p. (Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials and the Annual International Biomaterials Symposium; vol. 40).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2
Hazardous Waste

Balancing biofunctional and biomechanical properties using porous titanium reinforced by carbon nanotubes

Pavón, J. J., López, D., Mondragón, F., Gallego, J., Arias, S. L., Luitjohan, K., Holybee, B., Torres, Y., Rodríguez, J. A., Echeverry-Rendón, M., Civantos, A. & Allain, J. P., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A. 107, 4, p. 719-731 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon Nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes
Strength of materials

Coatings for biodegradable magnesium-based supports for therapy of vascular disease: A general view

Echeverry-Rendon, M., Allain, J. P., Robledo, S. M., Echeverria, F. & Harmsen, M. C., Sep 1 2019, In : Materials Science and Engineering C. 102, p. 150-163 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Biocompatible Materials
Open Access
titanium carbides
Titanium carbide
Surface morphology

Designing bioactive porous titanium interfaces to balance mechanical properties and in vitro cells behavior towards increased osseointegration

Civantos, A., Domínguez, C., Pino, R. J., Setti, G., Pavón, J. J., Martínez-Campos, E., Garcia Garcia, F. J., Rodríguez, J. A., Allain, J. P. & Torres, Y., Jun 25 2019, In : Surface and Coatings Technology. 368, p. 162-174 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

activity (biology)
mechanical properties